Friday, May 12, 2023

CerraJazz on Substack

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After almost 15 years of posting features free of charge on jazzprofiles.blogspot, we will be transitioning to the Substack online publishing platform as CerraJazz over the next few months.

The transition will be gradual although more new features will appear on CerraJazz with archived posts becoming the mainstay of our offerings on JazzProfiles.

The reasons for this change are many but the primary one is the opportunity to generate revenue through paid subscriptions.

The revenue is needed to pay copyright fees to Downbeat, other magazines, book publishers and musicians’ estates in order to use copyright protected articles, essays and interviews as part of a planned Gerry Mulligan Reader which will be made up of 52 selected writings.

Bound copies of the Gerry Mulligan Reader will be available on January 1, 2024 and we will be offering it on a chapter-a-week basis for paid Substack subscriptions.

Anthologies of writings and interviews on pianists Bill Evans and Dave Brubeck are also in the planning stages as is one on composer, arranger and bandleader Stan Kenton. These will be on offer only to paid subscribers.

With this in mind, I hope you will consider a monthly, annual, or founding subscription by making a visit to The sums involved are modest. Of course, free subscriptions will continue to be offered for some features.